Lifestyle Archive


Twenty fifteen was a beautiful year. For the first time in a long time, I actually succeeded at keeping my resolution(s) a priority.

As determined near the end of last year, I resolved to create monthly goals that would challenge me mentally, physically, and spiritually. I choose instagram as a visual journal to account for my progress under #2015suresolutions. For friends who have braved through every yoga, food, and workout picture- I thank you for your encouragement and love. Though my audience was a humbling handful of wonderful people, I loved that you were able to journey with me. Thank you for being on the other side! Life would be so dull without you!

I hope 2015 gave you much progress and hope. Cheers to the new year!

2015 Su Resolutions

January: daily meditation; yoga everyday

February: limit processed food intake to 200 calories everyday

March: begin training for a half marathon in September

April: gelato everyday in Italy

May: practice compassion everyday

June: buy an alarm clock; no phone in the bedroom

July: do not purchase anything new that is not considered a necessity

August: stop using ‘sorry’ as a filler word

September: run my entire first half marathon

October: improvement in time on my 2nd half marathon

November: stop fretting the numbers & feedback on social media

December: live beautifully, discretely. enjoy moments without documenting them

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In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, it has been such a refreshing break to meet up with our dear friends, Jennie and Zane, for an autumn session. They also brought their adopted greyhound, Finley, who is quite the model himself! Jennie and Zane spend much of their free time pouring into the lives of others by leading bible study groups and volunteering at church. We are honored to count them as our friends!

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There is little else I would rather do than spend all my time playing and cuddling with my nephews. They are so irresistibly cute, you just want to squeeze them until they pop (is that morbid?). I wish we lived closer together so I can see this beautiful family grow-up. Rest assured, we are sending buckets of love from Vegas!

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We have to admit that shooting senior sessions make us insanely happy and is our absolute favorite type of lifestyle portraiture to photograph. Maybe it’s because we wish we were back in high school ourselves. But enough about us! We had such a wonderful time photographing Chanelle’s senior session!  Her choice of venues show both the rustic and the glitzy sides of Las Vegas and reflect the true Las Vegan in this girl. Chanelle- you are such a beautiful person! We love your amazing spirit, and we can’t wait to see all that you will accomplish in the future! Remember us when you’re famous and swimming in your pool full of Louboutins!

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My favorite Los Angeles film photographer, Carol Ly, came to town for the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) conference and we got to bond over food and photography- two of my favorite pastimes. Going to WPPI was like drinking from a fire hydrant- any and all the information you would ever care to know about the photography industry was jam-packed into a week full of lectures and presentations. It was so refreshing being able to share the ins-and-outs of running a photography business with other photographers.  This conference has stretched, challenged, and encouraged me to refine my work and mentality. Although I am mentally exhausted, I am so excited to see where QLP is headed!

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